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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

We have started to collect the most important news related to Democratic Republic of the Congo in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

DR Congo rebels advance on Goma

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 22:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Goma

Rebels in eastern DR Congo advance to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma, as the UK urges its citizens to leave the country.
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UN condemns DR Congo rebel attack

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 0:07
related places: Goma

The UN Security Council condemns the resumption of rebel attacks in eastern DR Congo, as rebels advance towards provincial capital, Goma.
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DR Congo vows to defend Goma city

Friday, November 16th 2012, 14:50

A Congolese regional governor tells the BBC that rebels will not take the main eastern city of Goma, following fierce fighting.
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DR Congo fighting near Goma city

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:51
related places: Goma

Clashes have broken out in eastern Democratic Republic Congo near Goma city between UN-backed government troops and rebels, in the most serious fighting since July.
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DR Congo rebel leader sanctioned

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

The US government imposes sanctions on the leader of the M23 rebels in DR Congo, a day after the UN imposes an asset freeze and travel ban on him.
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Rwandans kill DR Congo soldier

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:13
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda accuses DR Congo soldiers of 'provocation' after a group crossed the border and one was shot dead, further raising tensions along the volatile area.
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Uganda 'to pull out of Somalia'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 18:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Uganda Uganda

Uganda will withdraw its troops from international missions because of accusations it is arming Congolese rebels, its security minister says.
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Congo anti-rape doctor attacked

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:21

Unknown gunmen try to kill a Congolese doctor widely praised for his work helping rape victims, he tells the BBC.
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DR Congo rebels kill park rangers

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:52

Two rangers and a soldier are killed by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo's famous Virunga National Park, officials say.
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Uganda reviews Somali operation

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Uganda Uganda

Uganda says it has been stabbed in the back by the UN over claims it backs DR Congo rebels - and is reviewing the presence of its troops in Somalia.
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UN to target DR Congo rebel group

Friday, October 19th 2012, 23:54

The UN Security Council says it intends to impose sanctions against leaders of the M23 rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rwanda joins UN Security Council

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 19:59
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

Rwanda is elected to sit on the UN Security Council, a day after a UN report said the defence minister in Kigali was commanding a rebellion in DR Congo.
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Rwanda leads DRC rebels, says UN

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:08
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's defence minister is effectively commanding the M23 rebellion in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, a leaked UN report says.
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Congo fever case found in Glasgow

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 20:47

A man is being treated for Crimean Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever - a deadly tropical disease - in complete isolation in a Glasgow hospital.
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In pictures: The unlikely Tintin fans in DR Congo

Friday, September 21st 2012, 8:25

Images of the Congolese who love the comics some see as racist
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Congo rebels 'running mini state'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 13:29

Rebels in eastern DR Congo have set up a "de facto administration", the head of the UN's peacekeeping operations says.
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Ebola virus spreads in DR Congo

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:25

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has already killed 31 people and could affect many more.
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Congo rebels 'executing escapees'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:42

Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are accused of fresh atrocities, including the execution of recruits trying to escape rebel ranks.
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DRC Ebola outbreak 'kills ten'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:35

The charity Medicines sons Frontiers says ten people have died in an outbreak of a strain of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 15:09

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has claimed at least one life in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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Koffi Olomide guilty of assault

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 16:59

One of Africa's most popular singers, Koffi Olomide, is given a three-month suspended prison sentence for assaulting his producer.
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Dozens die in Congo mine collapse

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 9:14

At least 60 miners are killed after a shaft in a gold mine collapses in a remote area in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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DR Congo athletes 'missing' in UK

Monday, August 13th 2012, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Four members of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Olympic delegation - including a judo athlete - are missing in London, reports say.
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Leaders fail to agree Congo force

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Regional leaders fail to agree at a summit in Uganda on deploying a new force to tackle armed groups in eastern DR Congo.
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East DR Congo faces 'catastrophe'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 4:08
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The east of the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, an aid agency warns ahead of a regional summit in Uganda.
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Rwanda aid cut over Congo rebels

Friday, July 27th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Rwanda Rwanda

The UK joins the Netherlands and the US in withholding aid to Rwanda over its alleged backing of rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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UN gunships deployed in DR Congo

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:18

UN helicopter gunships have attacked suspected rebel positions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports say.
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Congo rebels allow gorilla survey

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 12:46

Fighting groups in DR Congo allow a survey to go ahead to find endangered mountain gorillas not seen since clashes began several months ago.
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Uneasy calm inside Congo's rebel-held territory

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:29

Why Congolese soldiers are defecting to the rebels' cause
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VIDEO: DRC faces crisis as rebels advance

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:25

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its most serious crisis for years, as a growing band of mutinous soldiers advances in the east of the country.
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US cuts military aid to Rwanda

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States

The US cuts military aid to Rwanda amid reports it is backing rebels in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Vulture fund's claim is blocked

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:12

The Privy Council has ruled that a "vulture fund" cannot collect $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo following a Newsnight investigation.
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